Chievo dismiss Premiership interest
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Scouts from Manchester City and Newcastle United were at the Bentegodi Stadium to take in Chievo's crushing 4-1 defeat.
Experienced stopper D'Anna was reportedly the key target of City while Legrottaglie came under scrutiny from The Magpies.
But Chievo are adamant City's talent scout Graham Carr was at the game to run the rule over Juventus striker Marcelo Salas and a mystery team-mate of the Chilean.
"I know of City's presence but it wasn't completely restricted to our players," said a Chievo spokesperson.
"I know that Manchester City's observer was here to see Salas and another Juventus player."
However, City's quest to put Salas under the microscope was thwarted as the out-of-favour marksman was not included in the Juve squad.
Chievo also claimed Newcastle were not in attendance to watch highly-rated defender Legrottaglie.
The spokesperson added: "This is absolutely not true. I can't say anything because there is nothing certain."